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THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Wisdom Comes From Living

Last week, I spoke about the resilience of caregivers.  This week, I’d like to say a few words about wisdom. What exactly is the wisdom of caregivers?  The Oxford Dictionary defines wisdom as the quality of having knowledge, experience and good judgement.  Let’s start with knowledge. What do caregivers know?  Well, we know our loved ones and . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Wisdom Comes From Living

Dead Wild Roses: The Mashed Potatopology – The Starch That Keeps On Giving

I cannot believe that I’ve gone so long without knowing about this. 🙂 Filed under: Humour Tagged: Apology, Humour, Potato, Wisdom . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Mashed Potatopology – The Starch That Keeps On Giving

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: The Red Book That Is So Wonderful

There’s a red book that’s been sitting on my desk for months.  It’s one of many that have been sent to me for book reviews.  That pile got smaller recently when I came to the cottage for a summer break of reading and relaxing.  I wish I had read this book sooner, because it has . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: The Red Book That Is So Wonderful

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: The Wisdom of Caregivers – Part 1

What exactly is the wisdom of caregivers?  The Oxford Dictionary defines wisdom as the quality of having knowledge, experience and good judgement.  Let’s start with knowledge.  What do caregivers know?  Well, we know our loved ones and they have taught us the skills required for achieving intimacy in loving relationships.  That knowledge is rare . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: The Wisdom of Caregivers – Part 1

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: The Lessons I Have Learned in My Life of Caregiving

For some reason, last night our alarm clock rang at 4am.  My husband quietly cursed and fumbled to turn it off.  We both lay awake after that and quite soon, I could hear his deep and measured breathing.  He was asleep, but I was alert in the dark.  The words in my head were, “what . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM – A Blog by Donna Thomson: The Lessons I Have Learned in My Life of Caregiving

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

The Quantum Buddha's Blog: The New Age

I am thinking about this task I set before me. But what is this task? Every time I define it, I eventually realize that my solution is disconnected from life.

This is happening more and more. When I examine a problem, and break it down into its essential parts, understand why, the answer is . . . → Read More: The Quantum Buddha’s Blog: The New Age

The Quantum Buddha's Blog: The New Age

I am thinking about this task I set before me. But what is this task? Every time I define it, I eventually realize that my solution is disconnected from life.

This is happening more and more. When I examine a problem, and break it down into its essential parts, understand why, the answer is . . . → Read More: The Quantum Buddha’s Blog: The New Age

Death By Trolley: This New Year’s, Resolve to Stop Chasing Happiness

Many wisdom traditions encourage a path or process orientation rather than a destination or product orientation to living well.

Happiness makes for a poor goal.

It’s not particularly well-defined. What is happiness? How much happiness is enough to be happy with – to not eventually be let down by?

The steps to achieving . . . → Read More: Death By Trolley: This New Year’s, Resolve to Stop Chasing Happiness

The Quantum Buddha's Blog: Media, Monopoly and Marxism.

I had a discussion on Facebook today, with someone who disagreed with socialism, yet supported clearly socialist ideas and policies, as I find so often. A reply by someone to the original Facebook post stated fascism and socialism were wrong, as well as all monopolies (as monopolies were assumed to be fascist in nature).

. . . → Read More: The Quantum Buddha’s Blog: Media, Monopoly and Marxism.

The Quantum Buddha's Blog: Media, Monopoly and Marxism.

I had a discussion on Facebook today, with someone who disagreed with socialism, yet supported clearly socialist ideas and policies, as I find so often. A reply by someone to the original Facebook post stated fascism and socialism were wrong, as well as all monopolies (as monopolies were assumed to be fascist in nature).

. . . → Read More: The Quantum Buddha’s Blog: Media, Monopoly and Marxism.

The Quantum Buddha's Blog: Dan’s Estimation of the Age of the Universe

As a follow up to my post on the theory of relativity’s implications on the age of the universe and the nature of reality, I am pointing out something that has been bugging me for see time.

How did quasars get 33 billions years away from us in just 13.75 billion years since the big . . . → Read More: The Quantum Buddha’s Blog: Dan’s Estimation of the Age of the Universe

The Quantum Buddha's Blog: Dan’s Estimation of the Age of the Universe

As a follow up to my post on the theory of relativity’s implications on the age of the universe and the nature of reality, I am pointing out something that has been bugging me for see time.

How did quasars get 33 billions years away from us in just 13.75 billion years since the big . . . → Read More: The Quantum Buddha’s Blog: Dan’s Estimation of the Age of the Universe

The Quantum Buddha's Blog: Einstein’s Estimation of the Age of the Universe

According to Einstein, when objects approach very near the speed of light (one of the boundary conditions of the universe) the passage of time will slow, among other bizarre effects.

The universally accepted theory (proven by atomic clocks) is that if you had two identical twins, and one climbed into a very fast space ship . . . → Read More: The Quantum Buddha’s Blog: Einstein’s Estimation of the Age of the Universe

The Quantum Buddha's Blog: Einstein’s Estimation of the Age of the Universe

According to Einstein, when objects approach very near the speed of light (one of the boundary conditions of the universe) the passage of time will slow, among other bizarre effects.

The universally accepted theory (proven by atomic clocks) is that if you had two identical twins, and one climbed into a very fast space ship . . . → Read More: The Quantum Buddha’s Blog: Einstein’s Estimation of the Age of the Universe

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

Rusty Idols: Mah Nà Mah Nà

Doo dooo doodoodoo… sdnxry5z7g

Death By Trolley: Buddhism for Skeptics of Religion

A non-Buddhist skeptical atheist with background in psychology, scientific research, healthcare and mindfulness meditation shows how many of the central tenets and practices of Buddhism can appeal to other skeptics. . . . → Read More: Death By Trolley: Buddhism for Skeptics of Religion

Death By Trolley: Kicking Addictions: Commentary on What It Takes and What Helps

Work on getting past addictions by setting effective, personally-valued goals, exercising discipline but tolerating lapses, accessing support, finding substitutions, distractions and adaptive strategies, and cultivating mindfulness and insight into emotions and thought. . . . → Read More: Death By Trolley: Kicking Addictions: Commentary on What It Takes and What Helps

Death By Trolley: Mental Health Risks For Political Activists

Are social/political activists at elevated risk for certain mental health conditions and social problems? . . . → Read More: Death By Trolley: Mental Health Risks For Political Activists

It is all a game

Life doesn’t give folks a break. Nor does it test you. Nor is there any such thing as good luck, fate, or destiny. On the other hand, Colette, your thoughts become things. Which pretty much means you get to rule your world. Better than winning the … . . . → Read More: It is all a game